I am learning to make a prediction based on the cover and blurb.

The One and Only Ivan

Katherine Applegate

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Look at the different covers above for the story “The One and Only Ivan”.  What can you see?  What are the common elements between both?

  • Spotlight
  • Gorilla

Read the Title.  What are they keywords?

  • One
  • only

Read the blurb below for the book.  

Ivan is an easy-going gorilla who is used to humans watching his every move through the glass of his cage.  He can hardly remember his life in the jungle or what happened to his family.  That is, until a baby elephant called Ruby arrives.  Suddenly Ivan sees his home through new eyes and knows he must do something to make sure Ruby doesn’t end up like him.

Inspired by a true story, this is a heart-warming and unforgettable tale is friendship, hope and bravery that no animal lover will be able to resist.

What are the keywords in the blurb?

  • Friendship
  •  Arrives
  • , bravery
  • Easy-going
  • resist

Using the above information, what do you think will happen in the story?

I think the book is about how Ivan and ruby are fighting for freedom to get out of the zoo.